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Fakhar wants to take Karachi momentum to Abu Dhabi

June 09, 2021

KARACHI: Lahore Qalandars’ opener Fakhar Zaman, who leads the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 run-scorers list for his side, wants to continue performing well in the tournament in Abu Dhabi.

Lahore Qalandars will take on Islamabad United on Wednesday (today) as the Covid-affected PSL’s sixth edition resumes in Abu Dhabi.

The left-hander scored 189 runs in four innings in Karachi at an average of 63 with a 143.18 strike rate. His best was 83 and the typically aggressive batter hit seven sixes and 18 fours at the National Stadium while providing Qalandars some rollicking starts.

“I have been pleased with my batting form both for Qalandars and Pakistan in recent months,” Fakhar said. “The Karachi-leg turned out well for us as despite a low net run-rate we are joint equal on points with the table toppers.

“We have gained considerable experience of UAE pitches over the years, the conditions in Abu Dhabi will mostly be batting friendly, the pitches though offer something to the fast bowlers also which makes it a good contest,” he said.

“The weather will be challenging but that will spur us on further. My aim will be to continue to provide good starts to the team and play out long innings for my side whenever an opportunity comes,” he added.